Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Genus:
Prototypa Turner, 1916 . Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 41 : 251.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : OENOCHROMINAE

Type-species:
Prototypa dryina Turner, 1916. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 41: 252.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [AUSTRALIA]: [New South Wales], Ebor Scrub, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Sterrhinae, but has since been transferred to the Oenochrominae by Turner, 1929, ibidem 54: 493, when he placed P. dryina as a junior subjective synonym of Taxeotis endela Meyrick, 1890, ibidem (2) 4: 1142.

Parsons et al. (1999) included PROTYPA turner, 1916; and TAXEOTIS Meyrick, 1890 as junior synonyms of TAXEOTIS Guest, 1887.

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